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  1. RSteve

    Caution: When Using The Noodle Press to Make Plugs

    Yikes. Day 5 and today there was still room for another crank on the press. In the John Seiler essay, which I excerpted in the original pressing thread, Seiler wote of only three days of progressively tightening. I really hope I'm not making the rollcake too tightly compressed. Seiler wrote...
  2. RSteve

    Psoriasis pain

    Last night, I was up and down most of the night, and when I finally fell asleep and think it was a pretty sound sleep my phone rang at 6:10 am and, on the screen "SCAM LIKELY." I stopped the ringing and, thankfully, conked out immediately, but 10 minutes later, "SCAM...." again. I would power...
  3. RSteve

    Do You Ever Blend Your Teas?

    I have used both Mark T. Wendell and Grace Tea Company in the past. Because I bought some tea via Amazon, I frequently get "suggestions" for tea to purchase. All the Tao of Tea, I did buy from Amazon.
  4. RSteve

    Waxing Meers

    Beautiful. I have a few meerschaums and have never done anything to them. I smoke 'em and wipe out the bowl.
  5. RSteve

    USPS is offering four free at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

    https://special.usps.com/testkits Limit of one order per residential address; orders will ship free starting in late January.
  6. RSteve

    Non vaccination costs tennis star $4.4 million!

    I doubt that anyone could view it as derogatory. I certainly didn't.
  7. RSteve

    How Do They Know I'm Male?

    My house is on a street that ends in a cul-de-sac abutting the playground of a St. Paul public Mandarin language immersion elementary school. A week doesn't pass when I don't get a text, phone call, or email asking if I'd accept a cash offer for my house or "I have a client who has been eyeing...
  8. RSteve

    Amazon Prime Shipping

    I'm within 20 minute driving distance of two huge Amazon distribution centers. If the item is at one of those centers, it's typically next day delivery.
  9. RSteve

    Bushmeat?

    So funny!! As a graduate student, I found myself in a residence crunch and rented a studio apartment in a building adjacent to the U of MN campus that primarily housed students from Nigeria. I think I know that odor to which you are referring. I once asked a neighbor, "What is that smell?" They...
  10. RSteve

    Amazon Prime Shipping

    Goofy! Sometimes, I'll order something that Prime shipping says will arrive in two days and it arrives within hours of the order. Lately, Prime shipping says the item will arrive in two days and everyday the shipping arrival date changes.
  11. RSteve

    Non vaccination costs tennis star $4.4 million!

    Re: Naomi "Osaka's mental fragility," I cannot imagine the social/cultural pressures she has dealt with her entire young life. I have a female friend I've known for nearly fifty years. She is Japanese, born to Japanese parents in 1948. She is 5'8" tall and is 100% Japanese, born to the parents...
  12. RSteve

    Do You Ever Blend Your Teas?

    The night prior to my surgery, my younger daughter slept at my house. She asked for a cup of non-caffeinated herbal tea. All I had of herbal is Tao of Tea Ayurvedic. For myself, I combined the Ayurvedic with T of T organic Earl Grey. I was stunned at how delicious it was. Now, I'm trying to...
  13. RSteve

    Non vaccination costs tennis star $4.4 million!

    So, you have no problem with the fact that he concealed the fact that he tested positive for CV19 and the following day proceeded to interact with other players and interviewers while infected.
  14. RSteve

    Psoriasis pain

    I believe that, but I'm a terrible sleeper. I don't think I've slept more than three hours consecutively in 25 years. I usually wake up every 90 minutes to two hours. Total sleep per night is rarely more than six hours. My older brother uses a C-pap and says his sleep pattern with the C-pap is...
  15. RSteve

    Psoriasis pain

    The post surgical pain is quite "interesting." I take no painkillers. There is a certain baseline of pain that I expected, then without doing anything to exacerbate the situation, I'll get a short surge of indescribable discomfort. I think it may be payback for all the nasty crap I've done in my...
  16. RSteve

    Non vaccination costs tennis star $4.4 million!

    And there those instances when a clearly lesser opponent is victorious because his opponent's mindset is that he's invincible. Buster Douglas v. Mike Tyson
  17. RSteve

    Caution: When Using The Noodle Press to Make Plugs

    I continue to be amazed that I can crank the presses tightly and the next day, there is room for another twist. I'm in the fourth day of a process and still tightening. I wonder if there's a point that the compressed roll cake is too compressed.
  18. RSteve

    Non vaccination costs tennis star $4.4 million!

    As a former athlete in several sports, I have absolutely no problem or issue with playing the psych game. When skill sets are comparable, the difference between being a winner and loser is often what only goes on in the minds of the competitors.
  19. RSteve

    Non vaccination costs tennis star $4.4 million!

    Perhaps a moderator will move this thread to The Sports Page to potentially eliminate off topic posts?
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